BharOS, an indigenous mobile operating system paves its way in India: everything you need to know

BharOS, an indigenous mobile operating system paves its way in India, developed by IIT Madras. This system is believed to benefit more than 100 crore smartphone users in the country by offering them a secure system. The biggest question that now arises is whether BharOS can become a strong rival to Google’s Android? Here are some details about the BharOS.

The BharOS is an Android Open Source Project based operating system developed by JandK Operations Private Limited. The JandKops is a non-profit organization established in IIT Madras. In terms of technical details, the BharOS is quite similar to Android OS. However, the major difference between both operating systems is that BharOS does not come with Google services. It will be a separate operating system that allows users to install apps according to their interest.

So far, it is not clear how one can replace a pre-installed operating system with BharOS. There are also no details on how long the operating system will receive software and security updates. Interestingly, the current version of BharOS comes with third-party apps like DuckDuckGo and Signal as default browsers and messaging applications. Moreover, it is also unclear whether the team that developed BharOS will work with the OEM to launch the smartphones supported by BharOS.

The makers of BharOS have not provided any information on when the operating system will be available for download from now on. In order for BharOS to run smoothly on all Android smartphones, the makers of the OS will have to optimize it for each handset model.

As of now, there are no details about the smartphones that would support BharOS. However, the company is expected to partner with some Android OEMs to develop smartphones running BharOS in the near future. The operating system is said to be compatible with Google Pixel devices, but the makers of the system have not confirmed the exact device models that will support the BharOS.

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